I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups from all life stages and backgrounds on a wide range of areas. I specialize in relational issues, including marital distress, marriage enrichment, marriage preparation, sexual dysfunction, parenting and parent-child relationships, abuse, reactive attachment, and ambiguous loss. I also work with people struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and disability.
I believe that people come to therapy to resolve something that is preventing them, or someone close to them, from more fully enjoying life. I also believe that people who come to therapy are capable of change. I see my work as a therapist to help clients overcome the issues that brought them to therapy and bring about the change(s) they desire.
I operate primarily from a systems perspective in which I view individuals, partners, and family members as being inherently interconnected. Consequently, changes in one or more family members tend to affect other family members and family interactions. As a result, I believe people are best understood through patterns of interaction within the context of relationships.
I try to meet clients’ needs by using the therapeutic approaches that seem best-tailored to the clients, the specific issues at hand, and the degree to which therapeutic approaches have been empirically-validated for the issues at hand.
405 N Washington Street
Falls Church, VA 22046